Cut to the party, mainly attended by black kids. Jess goes to refill her drink when Vince sidles up next to her and tells her how good she looks. Jess isn't interested and tells him that she sees how he treats girls like they're disposable. Vince tells her that he only treats girls the way they let themselves be treated (Oh, Vince, no you did NOT just say that!) and maybe he's been talking to the wrong girls. He thinks she can't even front that she doesn't think about him, but she retorts that he wishes she thought about him. "I have a boyfriend." She winds back through the crowd with Vince watching as she rejoins Landry who's goofing off on the dance floor. She lets him dance behind her while she's looking back toward Vince. Bad Gold Chain kid comes out of nowhere and is like "She's with that weird Opie-lookin' kid from practice?!"
Coach and Buddy sit in a bar, Buddy bemoaning how he's no longer a Panther and he feels ill about it. Buddy apologizes to Coach for being part of the series of events that led to Coach also being a "former" Panther. Coach invites Buddy to join him and Tami for dinner with some former Lions players, but Buddy tells Eric that you can't fake boosterism. "It comes from the heart, that's the beauty of it." Less beautiful is the return of a truly Sweaty Buddy Garrity. Damn, that bar needs some air conditioning!
Outside of school, Vince tells Landry that he was surprised to see him at the party and Landry babbles about how it was fun even though someone spilled something on his shoes. Vince keeps fishing, asking Landry if he had a good time with Jess. Landry gets the gist of what Vince is asking and says that he was just her ride. Vince tells him that Jess said Landry was her boyfriend; Landry is horri-pleased-fused at this news and tells Vince that that is news to him. Vince kind of threateningly asks, "You're not lying to me, are you?" and Landry assures him that he knows nothing of this boyfriend business. Vince pats him on the shoulder and tells him he's good. As Vince leaves, Landry calls out, like a special kid, "OKAY!"
Coach walks into the Merriweather BBQ restaurant. Jess's dad asks him what it'll be. Coach asks if he is by any chance Virgil Merriweather, state championship quarterback, East Dillon Lions. Virgil, no recognition: "What'll it be." Coach orders some brisket and introduces himself. Virgil: "Eight fifty." Coach keeps trying, asking whether he rents the place out for events ever. Virgil: "No." Jess has appeared in the background, eavesdropping while sweeping. Coach then invites Virgil over for dinner with some other former Lions and Virgil cuts him off: "Nope." But Coach doesn't give up, telling Virgil that his kids could really use some words from a guy like him. Virgil just tells Coach that his brisket will be out in a few.